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Comic Book Funny: recap

We did another four sessions of COMIC BOOK FUNNY. In week one, Jo Waite, Sarah Howell and our audience enjoyed a bit of low key chat, tea and cucumber sandwiches while they drew pictures of sexy comics men Neale Blanden, Pat Grant and David Blumenstein (me).

Photo by Peter Jetnikoff

In week two, our very special guest, Gerard Ashworth, spoke with very special comics broadcaster John Retallick about his life, his work and why cartoonists should try a bit harder.

Photo by Peter Jetnikoff

I hope to make audio and video of this full session available soon.

In week three, there was a spirited discussion between myself, Pat Grant and Patrick Alexander about “dirty comics”, writing and censorship. Here’s an excerpt in which Patrick explains just how clever he is!


In week four, Bernard Caleo launched the lovely new Sexy Men of Australian Comics 2009-2010 Financial Year Calendar with a classic brew of silliness, boisterousness and flattery. Huzzah!

Yes, I will get the calendar into stores in Melbourne if I possibly can. In the meantime, if one wishes to purchase the calendar, one may PayPal five Aussie dollars to me, my e-mail for these purposes being david {at}, being sure to provide a mailing address. Then this marvel can be yours: twelve months of sexy Australian comic artists, starting with “Mr July” 2009, Pat Grant.

Photo by Ann-Marie Denham

The sessions were a lot of fun. Huge thanks to everybody who came out for one or more!

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